The World Health Organization says 172 countries are now involved in its world-wide covid-19 vaccine initiative.
The initiative, known as the COVAX-plan, is designed to provide equal access to a vaccine, to all countries around the world.
The Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says that more funding is however needed to make the project a success.
He says the project boasts the largest and most diverse covid-19 portfolio in the world, that will provide an affordable vaccine to all participating countries.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) August 24, 2020
#COVID19 is an unprecedented global health challenge that can only be met with unprecedented cooperation between governments, researchers, manufacturers and multilateral partners.https://t.co/ZzUe2u0btk
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) August 24, 2020